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What are the benefits of the OHSAS 18001?

There are several benefits from implementing the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS). The main reason is that it is the right thing to do!

All of us want to be worthy stewards and work in an environment in which we have done a responsible job of supporting a safe and healthy workplace. It can be stated that OHSAS 18001 serves as a driver and reminder that is everyone's job to support and protect a safe and healthy workplace by preventing injury, preventing ill health and reducing hazards.

Not only do we want to protect our employees in the workplace, we want to improve our health and safety performance as an organization. You can accomplish this by doing what you do more efficiently and with better controls because you will have systematically thought and planned out your actions.

An important benefit is that you will be able to maintain and improve your position in the market place because more and more customers and countries are becoming health and safety conscious and are beginning to require that suppliers and companies show proof of sound health and safety commitment. The proof and commitment are reflected in the OHSAS 18001 certification of your OH&S Management System.

Why do companies want to pursue OHSAS 18001?

Fundamentally, it is everyone's job to support and protect a safe and healthy workplace by preventing injury, preventing ill health, reducing hazards and continually improving the OH&S performance. Organizations are becoming increasingly concerned in achieving sound health and safety performance, often while delivering cost savings and demonstrating Good Stewardship and Good Corporate Citizenship.

Market Pressure.
Many organizations decide to implement OHSAS 18001 and obtain registration because it assures employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, regulators and the community at large that the company has an internationally recognized Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) in place. An organization with an effective health and safety system will typically have safer and healthier workplaces, comply with regulations and meet customer expectations better than an organization that does not have an effective OHSMS. Many organizations require their suppliers to have OHSAS 18001 Registration.

How can the 18000store help organization become certified?

The 18000store developed tools, documents and techniques which can be used to assist their customers and clients in achieving certification of their OHSMS.

We offer six versions of the Documentation Package to simplify the process for organizations that already have other management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc.) in place or want to deal with more than one standard at a time.

Learn more about which version is best for you.